Definition of destination in English:

destination

Syllabification: des·ti·na·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdestəˈnāSHən
 
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noun

  • The place to which someone or something is going or being sent: a popular destination for golfers
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    • Other increasingly popular destinations are Croatia, Bulgaria, Cuba and Turkey.
    • Other popular export destinations included Canada, Asia and the Middle East.
    • In recent years, prisons have become popular tourist destinations in parts of Asia.
    Synonyms
    journey's end, end of the line; terminus, stop, stopping place, port of call; goal, purpose, target, end

adjective

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  • Being a place that people will make a special trip to visit: a destination restaurant
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    • The best part of Los Angeles is that it is the destination place for the entire world.
    • This East End patch may not be a destination spot for the media trend pundits, but there is a vibe about the place.
    • This, he says, must be a destination hotel for the discerning business and leisure visitor.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin destinatio(n-), from destinare 'make firm, establish'. The original sense was 'the action of intending someone or something for a particular purpose', later 'being destined for a particular place', hence (from the early 19th century) the place itself.

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